Atlanta Georgia – June 2007. Mark Kaltman, president of Kaltman Creations LLC, has announced today the addition of a Low Cost, Handheld, RF Spectrum Analyzer to their line of “world’s firsts” and innovative products. The first in the new Analyzer series is called the Spectran HF4040. Kaltman claims that this is the world’s first Low Cost, Handheld, Field RF Spectrum Analyzer that addresses Channel Selection, Interference Identification, RF System Monitoring, Testing, and Exposure Limits. The HF4040 frequency range is from 10MHz on up to 4GHz making it perfect for analyzing VHF, UHF and 2.4GHz environments.
Kaltman said, “The timing for this product couldn’t be better with the exponential use of wireless technology along with the shrinking of some wireless bands. The increased challenges of identifying interference and finding available frequencies are in some cases becoming unmanageable.” Kaltman continues, “One area of particular concern is within the UHF band where wireless microphone users are getting ‘squeezed-out’ with the FCC’s UHF band reallocation and the Digital Television (DTV) UHF mandate.”
Kaltman Creations states that the HF4040 is a true RF Spectrum Analyzer; unlike RF Scanners which allow for missed intermittent interference, slow scanning and aliasing. In addition to the HF4040’s standard frequency sweep readings and signal strength readouts, the unit features Display Markers which display the 3 strongest peaks and their associated frequencies during each sweep. There is also a powerful Zoom feature which allows the user to narrow the frequency span down to 100KHz. The HF4040 will also perform extended data logging and long term Peak Hold recording.
The HF4040 is sold in a system package which includes an aluminum carrying case, SMA full range antenna, batteries & charger (charger doubles as an AC adaptor), PC software for enhanced visual monitoring, a HyperLOG 700MHz to 2.5GHz precision directional antenna (other directional antennas available), and a mini tri-pod stand. Kaltman Creations has pre-configured the HF4040’s 10 Hot Keys to address the more popular US RF bands: Wireless Microphone, Wi-Fi, Assisted Listening, Telco / Cellular, Intercom, and Radio / TV Broadcast. The end user can also reprogram the Hot Keys as they see fit plus manually setup any frequency sweep range they wish. Unlike comparable models which sell for thousands of dollars, the HF4040 system package is priced under $1,400.